MARSOC Seif, Andrew

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By Donald Currie Caskie

John Robertson

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  • SURNAME
Seif
  • FORENAME
Andrew C.
  • UNIT
Marine Special Operations Regiment (Company H,2 Marine S.O. Bn)
  • RANK
Sergeant
  • NUMBER

  • AWARD
Silver Star
  • PLACE
Afghanistan 2012
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
died 2015 - see Roll of Honour
 

ROLL OF HONOUR:

https://www.specialforcesroh.com/index.php?threads/seif-andrew-c.52468/

CITATION:


Silver Star :
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Sergeant Andrew C. Seif, United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving with Marine Special Operations Company H, Special Operations Task Force-West, Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. On 24 July 2012, Sergeant Seif was part of a small team conducting a cordon and search operation to remove a high value target, known to be western Afghanistan's improvised explosive device expert. As Sergeant Seif aggressively maneuvered to prevent the target's escape, a fellow team member closer to the compound was struck by small arms rounds. Uncertain of the severity of his teammate's wounds, Sergeant Seif quickly and courageously moved toward the compound to render immediate aid and secure the area. Refusing to wait for reinforcements, he tactically moved alone across exposed ground and entered the compound to identify the threat and violently finish the engagement. After clearing the entire compound alone, he moved back outside to assess and treat his teammate's wounds. Under persistent enemy fire, Sergeant Seif moved his fellow Marine to a safer position and began to treat him while periodically returning fire. By his bold initiative, undaunted courage, and complete dedication to duty, Sergeant Seif reflected great credit upon himself and the Marine Corps and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
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